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Readers reevaluate author amid sex misconduct allegations 

By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -Readers of Sherman Alexie’s books are re-evaluating what place he has on their bookshelves after the prominent author became the subject of anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. Alexie acknowledged this week that he has harmed others but denies physically or verbally threatening ...

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Rancour grows over Indigenous clam licence:’This is anything but reconciliation’

By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX -A backlash is growing against a multimillion-dollar federal bid to promote reconciliation and economic development among Indigenous groups in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. A group that represents 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations in Nova Scotia issued a statement Friday saying it is joining politicians ...

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Dakota Access developer links Earth First to rogue protests 

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D.- The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says an environmental entity it’s trying to sue for opposing the project was organized enough to fund a rogue group of protesters that allegedly engaged in criminal activity. Earth First provided $500,000 to ...

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16 member Indigenous Advisory Committee to monitor Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Program

Joe Daniels, Indigenous co-chair  is co-chair of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee. Image: George Gordon Developments Prairie Indigenous nations will have an opportunity to be involved in the regulation and monitoring of an energy infrastructure project via the new Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 ...

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First Nations group wins lucrative clam fishery, breaks up Clearwater monopoly 

OTTAWA-A company made up of First Nations from Quebec and Atlantic Canada has been awarded a new licence for Arctic surf clam, breaking up a years-long monopoly on the multimillion-dollar industry held by fisheries giant Clearwater Seafoods Inc. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc says granting the lucrative offshore licence to Five ...

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Flights resume on tribal land after fatal Grand Canyon crash 

By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -Flight restrictions put in place after a sightseeing helicopter crashed last weekend in the Grand Canyon have been lifted. Three British tourists were killed in the crash Saturday on tribal land outside the national park. The medical examiner’s office where the autopsies were ...

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Nunavut project to collect Inuit elder testimony on Franklin shipwreck sites

By Levi Garber THE CAADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Parks Canada is launching a new initiative in Nunavut to collect and share the testimony of Inuit elders who have knowledge of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845. The project is seeking a contractor to conduct archival research and record interviews with Inuit ...

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Etsy.com lifts ban on Alaska Native’s otter fur handicrafts

By Rachel D’Oro THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska -An Alaska Native says his otter fur handicrafts are for sale again on Etsy.com after the website briefly took them down to align with a new policy targeting the illegal trade of ivory and items made from parts of endangered or threatened ...

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